Recorded by Bobby Bare
Written by Harlan Howard
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(C) God help the man who gets (G) lost in Miller's (C) Cave.
VERSE ONE / VOCALS
(C) Way down in...(G)...the state of (C) Georgia
Among the (G) swamps...and ever (C) glades
There's a big old (F) hole...in Tiger (C) Mountain (Am)
God help the (C) man who gets (G) lost in Miller's (C) Cave.
(C) I had me a girl...(G)...in Waycross,(C) Georgia
but she (G) had...unfaithful (C) ways.
She made me (F) feel...I was un (C) wanted (Am)
Like the (C) bats and the (G) bears in Miller's (C) Cave.
(C) I caught her out...(G)...one Sunday (C) morning.
With some (G) guy...they call Big (C) Dave
The meanest (F) man...in Waycross,(C) Georgia (Am)
I'd rather (C) fight a mountain (G) lion in Miller's (C) Cave.
(C) So I said you're gonna pay,.(G)..both you and (C) Dave
Cause I’m gonna (G) see you in your (C) grave
They laughed at (F) me...and then I (C) shot 'em (Am)
I dragged their (C) cheatin', schemin' (G)bones...to Miller's (C) Cave.
(C) I couldn’t stand...(G)...the way she (C) did me
Well I guess I (G) showed....her I was (C) brave
Most wanted (F) man...in the state of (C) Georgia (Am)
They'll never (C) find me 'cause I'm (G) lost...(stop)...in Miller's (C) Cave.
Note; some recordings go up 1/2 step at verse three...but for this chording
we optioned to do a straight “C” edition